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Lakers officially re-sign versatile big man Tarik Black

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — The Lakers signed third-year center Tarik Black on Wednesday to a contract worth a reported $13 million over two seasons. The deal, which was agreed to and reported in July, gives the Lakers 15...
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Kobe Bryant Day: Superstar all smiles as L.A. City Council honors Lakers star

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Flanked by his wife and two daughters, Kobe Bryant grinned wide Wednesday as the Los Angeles City Council declared Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day.Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, is pregnant with the couple’s...
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L.A. City Council declares 'Kobe Bryant Day' to honor retired Lakers star

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Flanked by his wife and two daughters, Kobe Bryant grinned wide Wednesday as the Los Angeles City Council declared Aug. 24 “Kobe Bryant Day.”Bryant's wife Vanessa is pregnant with the couple's...
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Lakers training camp likely to be in Santa Barbara

OC Register (By BILL ORAM AND MARK MEDINA) — The Lakers might not be staying home for training camp after all.After returning to Honolulu, Hawaii, last September, the Lakers are in the process of relocating Luke Walton’s first training camp...
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Brandon Ingram signs with Lakers

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — The Lakers signed rookie Brandon Ingram on Tuesday, bringing their total number of players under contract to 14.With Tarik Black expected to soon sign a two-year deal the sides agreed to in July,...
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Lakers finalize deal with Chinese big man Yi Jianlian

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — The Lakers finalized an agreement to sign Chinese big man Yi Jianlian on Monday, the team announced.Jianlian, 28, last played in the NBA in 2012 with the Dallas Mavericks, his fourth team in five...
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Kobe Bryant to partner in tech-focused venture capital fund

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Four months after the final buzzer sounded on his playing career, Kobe Bryant rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday and announced a foray into the world of investing. ...
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Meet the Yoda of the NBA's salary cap

OC Register (By DAN WOIKE) — LAS VEGAS – The smell of cigarettes and cheap beer that cloaks the Vegas casinos has weakened by 7 a.m., though a handful of blackjack players are doing their part to keep their Sunday night from...
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Deciphering your hospital bill — good luck with that

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Lazarus) — Denis Robinson wasn’t bothered in the least that he was billed nearly $100,000 by Providence Tarzana Medical Center for the recent removal of his gallbladder. “What do I care?” he said. “I...
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Lakers' Nick Young says he is ready to make peace with teammate D'Angelo Russell

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Uncertainty hovers over Nick Young regarding his future with the Lakers. His personal life also has played out like a soap opera on celebrity gossip sites.Despite that backdrop, Young walked out...
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Lakers' Brandon Ingram hopeful NBA rookie transition program will help him maximize potential

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The information seemed like an in-depth scouting report. This time, the material did not involve how Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram can add muscle to his rail-thin frame. Nor did it address...
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Kobe Bryant credited with reshaping culture of USA Basketball, helping lead team to 2008, 2012 gold medals

OC Register The pre-practice meeting had just started, and Kobe Bryant arrived drenched in sweat. As his teammates slept, Bryant already had been awake for nearly three hours to lift weights and complete a...
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Lakers open 2016-17 schedule at home against Rockets; Luke Walton faces Warriors three times in November

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — No one knows how long it will take for the Lakers’ young roster to develop, or how long it will take Luke Walton to master his position as the Lakers’ new coach.The Lakers did get clarity on the...
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Lakers open 2016-17 schedule at home against Rockets; Luke Walton faces Warriors three times in November

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Both intrigue and uncertainty await on how long it will take for the Lakers’ young roster to develop. Or how long it will take for Luke Walton to master his position as the Lakers’ new head...
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Why quick weight gain is dangerous for Brandon Ingram

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Why quick weight gain is dangerous for Brandon Ingram
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Blog Articles

Building furniture and community

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ronald D. White) — The gig: Francisco Pinedo, 53, is chief executive of Cisco Bros., a fast-growing manufacturer known for environmentally friendly design and practices in its home furnishings business. Carrying...
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El Camino charter has a month to address alleged shortcomings

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Howard Blume) — A casual observer could be excused for thinking there must be two El Camino high schools in Los Angeles. One, a well-managed, long-running success story that delivers solid and sometimes...
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Feds use Rand formula to spot discrimination. The GOP calls it junk science

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (James Rufus Koren) — Marc Elliott didn’t know he’d become a player in the financial world until he received an unexpected email from a friend. It read simply, “Did you know you just cost Ally Financial $80...
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Framed, Chapter 1: She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Christopher Goffard) — CHAPTER 1: THE CALL The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to fear, that all he’d find inside her PT Cruiser was beach sand, dog hair,...
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How to get rid of home-equity loan headaches

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Liz Weston) — Dear Liz: We have taken several withdrawals from our home equity line of credit. Now the balance is close to $100,000. It's the interest-only type. We don't know how to pay off this amount...
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To understand life in rural South Sudan, talk to this man about his cattle

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Robyn Dixon) — The possessions in Luko Loku’s thatched home convey his simple life. A bedside stool with a sliver of mirror. An old door hinge. A machete lying on the bed frame, as if sleeping. His clothes...
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Unscrupulous attorneys prey upon immigrants held in federal detention, advocates say

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Molly Hennessy-Fiske) — It was only too easy for legal assistant Hector Alfonso Sanchez to pose as an immigration lawyer and solicit clients locked up in federal detention. Sanchez traveled from his office in San...
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What can we do about incompetent management companies that waste money?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Donie Vanitzian) — Question:  Our homeowners association is going on our third manager and management company in four years — an experience that has wasted countless hours and money. The work we need to be...
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Indie Focus: Late-summer delights with 'The Intervention,' 'Don't Breathe' and 'Southside With You'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mark Olsen) — Hello! I’m Mark Olsen , and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. The drumbeat of fall movies, and awards season behind it, is upon us. As my colleagues and I...
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Rams get a scare when Case Keenum is hit hard in loss to Broncos

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gary Klein) — The Rams held their collective breath as quarterback Case Keenum dashed toward the far sideline at Sports Authority Field. It was early in the second quarter of Saturday night’s exhibition...
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Football: Saturday's scores

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Maddy) — Saturday, August 27th SOUTHERN SECTION NONLEAGUE Aquinas 27, Big Bear 15 Arroyo 17, Covina 17 Campbell Hall 37, Webb 2 Edison 31, Tesoro 14 Salesian 69, Verbum Dei 0 ...
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Galaxy winless in six straight after 0-0 draw with Vancouver

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Galluzzo) — It’s all about playoff positioning for the Galaxy as they head into the homestretch of the Major League Soccer season. Entering Saturday night’s contest against the Vancouver Whitecaps,...
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Football: Corona Centennial pulls out 56-49 victory over Chandler

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Corona Centennial got into a shootout with Arizona Chandler on Saturday night at Norco High in its football opener. And what a shootout it was. Centennial prevailed, 56-49. With the game...
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Kamaiyah delivers on rap buzz on FYF's opening day

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gerrick D. Kennedy) — Kamaiyah was among the early standouts of day one of FYF Fest on Saturday.  The rising Oakland rapper, during a tight, bounce-heavy 30-minute set, controlled FYF’s so-called “club” stage.  ...
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Robert Guerrero drops split decision to David Peralta

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — Robert Guerrero admits the end of his career is nearing, and in losing a split decision to Argentinian David Peralta on Saturday, the finish line has moved closer. Relying on the advantages...
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FYF Fest: Grimes brings an aggressive edge to dance-pop

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mikael Wood) — More than hot new bands or beloved old songs, what the modern music festival promises is an opportunity for escapism -- a chance for attendees to imagine themselves, for an evening or a...
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Final: Broncos 17, Rams 9

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Wilhalme) — Rams fall to Broncos, 17-9, as their offense struggles in Denver Aug. 27, 2016, 9:23 p.m. Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterRams K Greg Zuerlein makes 29-yard field goal (Rams 3, Broncos 0)Second...
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Sean Mannion fumbles the Rams' chances late in the fourth quarter

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Wilhalme) — Rams fall to Broncos, 17-9, as their offense struggles in Denver Aug. 27, 2016, 9:07 p.m. Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterRams K Greg Zuerlein makes 29-yard field goal (Rams 3, Broncos 0)Second...
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Football: Edison improves to 2-0 with victory over Tesoro

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — The final season for Coach Dave White at Huntington Beach Edison is going pretty well. There was no Hawaii hangover on Saturday night. Edison improved to 2-0 with a 31-14 win over Tesoro at...
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Broncos fail to eat the clock, lead 17-9 late in fourth quarter

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Wilhalme) — Rams fall to Broncos, 17-9, as their offense struggles in Denver Aug. 27, 2016, 9:07 p.m. Scoring SummaryFirst QuarterRams K Greg Zuerlein makes 29-yard field goal (Rams 3, Broncos 0)Second...
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